Children from W.G. Mallet and Cascade Brook schools play Thursday in the gym at Farmington Community Center. Matt Foster, director of Parks and Recreation, said they normally have around 35 in their after-school program. “Sometimes, we will have up to 50 kids in here,” he said. Brian Ponce/Franklin Journal

Abubakar Abu, left, sets up a video game for children Thursday at the Farmington Community Center. A junior at University of Maine in Farmington, he watches them and steps in when needed. Brian Ponce/Franklin Journal

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